Dear MSU Denver Faculty,
Thank you for supporting the Writing Center and telling your students about us. Our aim is to help students become better writers, which takes time and practice and may not necessarily result in immediate improvement or higher grades. Please encourage your students who use the Writing Center to be patient and persistent.
Writing advisors will typically focus on Higher Order Concerns (focus, organization, development, argumentation) before addressing Lower Order Concerns (grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, usage).
To protect students' privacy, the Writing Center will not confirm whether or not a particular student has received tutoring. If you would like to know whether one of your students has been to the Writing Center, you might ask the student to complete a Writing Center Session Reflection Form .
If you want to require tutoring of an entire class or give extra credit to students who use the Writing Center, please give us a heads up so we can ensure adequate staffing.
Please let us know how we can better support you and your students.
The MSU Denver Writing Center Staff